How to choose a piano teacher

How to choose a piano teacher?

How to choose a piano teacher? When you start playing the piano, you have to find a piano teacher. So, which steps can you take for choosing the right teacher?

I’m pretty sure you went all through these steps:

  1. Wrote “piano lessons in Den Haag” on Google
  2. Clicked through different links (included this one)
  3. Compared different brilliant teachers.


…you haven’t taken any decision so far as. They all seem great choices, but you don’t know which is the best one FOR YOU!

In this page you’ll read how you can choose the right piano teacher and you’ll learn what Studio MusicalMente can offer you.

How to choose a piano teacher

First, you have to understand what you’re looking for in your piano lessons, following these 5 points. They will get you a clearer idea about who you are so that you can be able to present yourself in a clear way to your new piano teacher. This will permit you to save time. 

1. Are you an adult, or are you finding piano lessons for your child?

It is definitely still possible to start piano lessons as an adult. It doesn’t even need to be a disadvantage. How many children stop their music lessons, because they don’t have the patience for it? As an adult, your attention span is better than as a child. 

Studio MusicalMente is the first music school for adults in Den Haag. We want to prove that it’s possible to start playing the piano as an adult and even becoming a good pianist. For doing so, you need a clear study routine that can take into account your busy life. That’s why our students use the MusicalMente Agenda to keep track of what you have to do at home and how much minutes will it takes. In this way, you’ll progress steadily within your time schedule.

2. Are you sure to have piano lessons at your home?

Many people and many teachers offer you having piano lessons at home. But… is it really efficient? In fact, you’ll probably know that each piano is different. Being able to play on a different piano is what will make a difference in the long run. In Studio MusicalMente you’ll have the opportunity to play on another piano different than yours you have at home. We keep it regulated in a way that it can be as honest as possible, making you able to develop your artistic independence.  

3. Which genre would you like to play?

Classical, pop, rock, jazz, gospel… there’re so many musical genres you can play with the piano. Still, every piano teacher has his strong genre. Understanding what you want really helps you to get a better teacher for you.

Luca Ridolfo, the piano teacher in Studio MusicalMente, regularly plays in Classical, pop and jazz gigs with past experience in Rock and Gospel music. He considers himself a pianist but had a lot of experience as a keyboardist.

In this video Luca shows you 3 styles you can play on the piano: classical, jazz and rock.

4. Are you a complete beginner, or did you already start playing the piano?

Whatever your level is, it is important to define it with your future teacher. In particular, it’s essential to know if you have any past experience in playing the piano, with a teacher for example, or you’re starting entirely from zero.

Do you know how to read notes? Do you know the notes on the piano? If you don’t, don’t worry!

In Studio MusicalMente we have a proprietary method for learning how to read notes, student-proof, whatever their age is. It takes only 5 minutes a week.

5. Does the piano teacher have more material?

Sometimes it’s interesting to see what a teacher can offer you. Does he/she have more material to watch and to read? In this way, you can understand their ideas and concepts they can teach you.

Luca Ridolfo is continuously creating new content for his students for giving them the best piano learning experience. He’s the author of the ebook “What Teachers never told you about starting piano lessons”, “Improve at the piano” and the coming one “Adventures of an adult piano beginner”. He’s also created for Studio MusicalMente the video series “6 points for improving your piano playing”. He created the MusicalMente “Reading Notes” reading method, allowing students to fasten their sight-reading.

Now you have two possibilities:

  • Looking for all this information about the other teachers, which will take time and effort.
  • Reading this page and discovering more about piano lessons in Studio MusicalMente.

Choose a piano teacher for your needs

With this page, you are better informed on how to find the right teacher for you. Use the 5 steps to understand better what you want and then find the most appropriate teacher for you. I’ll guarantee you that in this way you’ll have better piano lessons and the right good teacher for your needs.

A different approach for piano lessons

Through the years, I developed a personal approach to teaching which involves you in both creatively and technically at the piano. My aim is to develop your musical sense. In this way, the “boring” stuff is taken to a new level, transforming the technical exercise into a musical one. This is where some teachers fail, they prescribe books full of exercises with no artistic sense. If music would be just a technical matter, why then is music still made by humans and not by robots?

I think that if a teacher asks something to their students, it’s because he or she believes that the student can do what the teacher is saying.

Why don't you try it? Book your piano lesson online!

Now that you even know more about having your piano lessons at Studio Musicalmente, you can book your try-out lesson in just 5 minutes on this link.  No waiting lists. You can do it immediately.

Click on it, choose your best time and pay the try out lesson fee (15€, free if you decide to continue having lessons with us!)

If you still are not sure about us, read a few of the reviews my students wrote.

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